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arrangements for chuck brown. the man who helped create the unique mix of funk and soul died yesterday after a long bout with pneumonia. he was 75 and today, the tributes continue to pour in. >> over the next hour and a half, we'll remember chuck brown through the music of the backyard band. a group that got their big break thanks to chuck brown. >> but first, matt joins us live from chuck brown way, that's the street in northwest d.c. with reaction from some of those who helped chuck brown create his great music. matt. >> reporter: to his many fans, chuck brown was the man who wowed them up and used like the howard theater. many of the people who worked with chuck, he provided wisdom, inspiration, and guidance. as we have been hearing a lot over the past 24 hours, chuck brown, known to generations of washington music fans as the god father of go-go. >> he was the nicest guy you could ever meet. >> one day after chuck's death, a lot of people are remembering the godfather more as a father figure. >> got a lot of people off the streets working with him, playing for him. >> people like
are mourning the loss of chuck brown. he passed away yesterday at the age of 75 after a short bout with pneumonia. charl charles music career. the north carolina native got his start in the '60s playing his guitar for a d.c.-based latin band. by the early '70s charles got into his own. the godfather go-go is what the world came to call brown. it became synonymous with d.c. >> they heard funk before, it's just another form of funchy music with a lot of percussion and sound. >> let me hear you say oh it's got that latin and that african feel to it. >> just one more time. >> in and out of trouble with the law in his youth, brown taught himself to play guitar in prison. he and his go-go beat became world known landing his first billboard numb were one heat with "bustin' loose." he was nominated in 2010 at the age of 74. >> if i hit that stage, i right in a rage and forget about my age. >> chuck brown never turned his back on his home. he stayed a staple of d.c. events that became important with his community. he spent his time with students around the district never forgetting how a yo
for next week's public farewell to the godfather of go go chuck brown. a public viewing for the d.c. music legend will take place tuesday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. all day at the howard theater on t street northwest. then the community can attend a memorial on thursday from noon to 3:00 at the washington convention center. bruce leshan has more on the final farewell to this washington legend. >> reporter: chuck brown used to play here at the howard theater on t street when it was a run down old dump back in the 1980s. he was actually scheduled here for a homecoming concert in june. instead a full circle moment, his viewing here on tuesday. >> yes, i'll be there without a doubt. >> reporter: how do you feel about chuck brown? >> i love him. i love him to death. i through up on chuck brown. -- i grew up on chuck brown. >> reporter: one of the really cool things about chuck brown was his ability to bring people together from all over the place, whites, african americans, asians. he played the go go clubs and he played the kennedy center. his funeral will be here in perhaps the most establishment
was "say what?" we are asking you to share your condolences and thoughts about chuck brown on our web site and facebook page. we will be covering this the route the newscast and we will bring you the latest as soon as we can. >> i like many will say the first thing i remember about chuck brown is his voice. he had a voice you would never forget. many people are already sharing this story on facebook, twitter, and our web site as well. we invite all of you out there to go to any social media outlet to join and remembering check brown, his music, his influence. we will have more on his passing coming up at 5:30 at 6:00. >> now we turn to some other days. drive through the district and you snowcat -- traffic cameras candy you anywhere. they will add 88 more traffic cameras and that has a driver's crying foul. >> the d.c. government insists it is all about safety. the city is trying to generate nearly 50% more in revenue from traffic cameras in the next fiscal year than it did in the last. but no enforcement has traditionally been getting tickets for running red lights and speeding. >> making
. candidate b, is brown who was a candidate for mayor back then. in these charges the assistant treasurer for the gray campaign is charged with using funds from the gray campaign to purchase money orders. count one talked about a $100 money order. count two talked about a $335 money order. count 3 talked about a $100 money order and they say this money was taken from the gray campaign, money orders were purchased and then the money was turned over to candidate b, and we are told that is brown. the most serious charge carries 20 years in prison, obstruction of justice and what prosecutors are charging in this charge is that the assistant treasurer had the intent to impede, obstruct and influence the investigation, that is the one that gets you serious jail time. just quickly, giving you background, j.c., you call brown, a minor candidate for mayor, claims vincent gray and staffers solicited him to continue criticizing the incumbent mayor at the time. he says it was a quid pro quo situation, that he was promised and given campaign support, and he produced some money orders, at that time. we
, sulaimon brown, so brown would stay in the race and keep on attacking the incumbent. bruce johnson has been on this story right from the beginning. >> today in federal court, thomas gore for mayor gray confessed that he and a second campaign staffer were involved in a scheme to get money to sulaimon brown. sources identified howard brooks to 9news now as that second campaign staffer. gore admitted in court that he diverted money from the gray campaign and gave that money to brooks who used it to purchase money orders that he in turn delivered to sulaimon brown. >> vincent gray's campaign, specifically mayor vincent gray gave me cash to maintain my campaign for mayor, cover living expenses, and attack then mayor fenty during the 2010 mayoral race. >> i can't imagine engaging in such reprehensible behavior. i know absolutely nothing about any one of miscampaign who did that. >> he kept a record of the payments to sulaimon brown until he learned of the fbi investigation he destroyed the notebook. in total, we're talking about five money orders. some bought here at the safeway across from c
candidate brown to verbally attack then-mayor fenty. tonight, many still want ton if mayor gray had knowledge of this. vincent gray's campaign for mayor was a long time ago but questions about what went on behind the scenes won't go away. mayor gray refused to talk about two of his campaign workers charged this week. >> this is an ongoing pending investigation and there is nothing, really, i can comment on and this is obviously continuing to unfold. >> reporter: according to authorities, brown was not lying when he said members of gray's campaign paid him to stay in the race. brown has always said that the mayor knew about it. the mayor always denied it. >> i think i will stay with what i said before and there is that continuing investigation. it has been for months. >> reporter: wednesday, gray's campaign worker howard brooks was charged with making a false statement to the fbi when he said he never gave money to brown's campaign. we went to brooks' silver spring home seeking comments but no one answered the door. before he was charged this morning, council hab mary chay, who led a
qaeda and nazis, but it was not hazardous. >> ♪ >> fans are remembering chuck brown this morning, the man who helped bring the bogosgo-go scene to the map in d.c. jummy olabanji has more on our fans are honoring the local legend. >> they are honoring him through his music. fans gathered outside the howard theater last night in honor of tie-up brown. a new that he had been sick for several weeks, but that did not stop them from celebrating his life. >> my fans are the ones to keep the going. >> he loves his fans and his fans love him backed. >> i have loved him since i was 12 years old. >> i love that man. >> when news of the musician's in debt spread across the city said as quickly turned into a celebration of his life and legacy. >> the life and legacy of john brown if. >> his music filled the local airwaves and in every corner of the city, including the sidewalk in front of the street named in his honor. >> ♪ i don't hear you ♪ >> he told the story of how he grew up shining shoes on the streets of d.c. and then ended up going to prison where another prisoner gave him a g
to come on 9news plans are finalized to say good- bye to the late great chuck brown. we'll tell you what you need to know in order to pay your final respects in person. >> but first space history is made as the first private spacecraft docks with the international space station. >>> with no nasa shuttles in operation anymore, it was a privately owned spacecraft that docked with the international space station today. yes, that is a first. the unmanned cargo ship is called the dragon built in california by a firm called spacex. this morning it hooked up with the space station to deliver supplies after years of work and anticipation spacex having reason to celebrate. >> i don't have words enough to express the level of excitement and elation that we feel here at spacex. there's so much that could have gone wrong and it went right. >> for now spacex is only in the supply delivery business, but one day they may carry passengers up there. engineers are working on plans to allow the spacecraft to carry seven people into orbit. >>> the memorial day weekend is off to a great start at least when i
. ♪ >>> a final tribute. chuck brown fans honoring the good father of go-go in -- the godfather of go-go in a place that could not be more fitting. good morning, welcome to "news4 today," i'm eun yang. >> good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. 6:00 a.m. straight up, 3 degrees outside our studios. the sun is up, and we'll see heat gaenagain, tom, pushing th heat index into the 90s? >> a mini heat wave. this is the end of it. we'll get a nice break tomorrow. between now and then, we'll have to pay for that break in the form some strong thunderstorms that may be developing later today. not now. the latest view, we have a clear start, a beautiful morning underway. the birds are chirping so hard, they're wincing. i was just outside, and the morning is off to a pleasant start temperaturewise, too. it's a comfortable morning now. if you do absolutely have to get in your exercise, do it over the next few hours. and right now, in the 70s. we'll hold steady in the 70s throughout much of the morning. by late morning, it will be near 80. then mid 80s by noontime. during the afternoon, here's your day
things rolling on this may 29. good morning, washington. i am steve chenevey. >> i am pamela brown. we begin with traffic and weather. lisa baden standing by but we start with meteorologist adam caskey. temperatures will keep climbing. >> we are starting the day in the '70s, on our way to nearly 90 this afternoon with humidity. you will feel that first thing today when. you step when it will get run out in the thundershowers later on today. expect downpours and localized heavy rain. not everybody will see the downpours, but we will have chareas of heavy showers. it is 73 degrees right now in arlington, 72 in suitland and leesburg, 69 in hamilton, virginia 71 in waldorf, 69 in culpeper. widespread showers and thunderstorms later on today with localized downpours. some of the first few storms could started around lunchtime west of interstate 81. how does it look so far in the commute? >> we will talk to lisa in a moment. in northern italy there was a 5.8 magnitude quake that shook the region. italian media reports at least eight people died. some survivors are still buried in the rubble.
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brown. >>> and it was a fitting send off for the god father of go go. part gospel service and part go go concert. >> a whose who of politician -- a who's who of politicians for the three-hour plus funeral at the washington convention center. >> and today, the celebration had so much rhythm and beat. look at that. even the mayor is dancing, well, sort of. bruce johnson was inside the service. he joins us with the rest of the story. >> the nation's capitol have never seen this kind of memorial service. ♪ trouble don't last >> you know what, d.c.. >> chuck was so down to earth. he was just seen through and through. >> there are so many stories i have heard that their lives have been turned around with just three minutes of his time. he's just an incredible man. ♪ [ music ] >> it was a combination of gospel revival, happy hours. and go go concerts. it seems to have never end. show your problems. >> this is amazing. this brought the city together. people are just loving it. people are smiling. people are happy. >> we kept him going for soing long. he really loves the people. he loves d.c.
holiday concert on the plaza from r&b superstar bobby brown. look forward to that. we're going to begin with that severe weather, including tropical storm beryl. really putting a damper on the holiday plans of millions of americans. the weather channel's mike seidel is in jacksonville beach, florida, this morning. mike, good morning to you. >> and good morning, savannah, from triple digit heat in parts of the midwest to the hottest may weather on record in that part of the country to the second tropical storm of the season, four days before the official start of the hurricane season, millions of americans are enduring some extreme weather this holiday weekend. with maximum sustained winds just below hurricane force, tropical storm beryl made landfall just after midnight near jacksonville, florida, where city officials canceled all outdoor memorial day events. >> everything is going to be shut down. we're really preparing for this tropical storm, and it's all about safety. we want people safe through this storm. >> reporter: from florida to south carolina, the tropical storm has whipped
pamela brown. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes on this holiday weekend. let's start with adam caskey. >> it will be hot and sticky this entire weekend. we will make it to the mid 80s today. 90 degrees probably tomorrow. if not, most likely sunday if. let's look at temperatures right now. fog, but there's no rain on the doppler. 72 in washington, 66 in martinsburg, 71 degrees in fredericksburg. morning fog, then a lot of sunshine. we cannot rule out an isolated thundershowers were later on. few and far between mainly west of the blue ridge. here is the outlook into the weekend, sunshine the next few days, low 90's. it will feel more like the mid 90's when you factor in the humidity. by memorial day we cannot rule out a later date thundershower. but it will be dry and hot on memorial day weekend for the most part. i will be back with a look at the beach forecast. >> i want to look at2 the height. 270 traffic, headlights in this camera heading northbound towards frederick. no complications to report in gaithersburg or clarksburg or rockville. here we are at shady grove
brown. one day after his death tributes continue to pour in for the d.c. legend. fox 5's karen gray houston has more. >> what are your kindest memories of chuck brown? >> reporter: go go radio.com on the internet is playing chuck brown 24/7. dee-jay swag and rico teaming up for enter avenue radio. >> today it is all about the -- interactive radio. >> today it is all about the godfather chuck brown. >> reporter: fans calling in with their feelings, the calls and remembrances between the classic driving percussion of the go go beat that was undisputablely chuck brown's own and you can't listen to the music without dancing to it. 40 years after the godfather created go go callers looked back on his legacy. >> this is all the rest of the day i want to listen to this. i hope i don't get fired. >> reporter: nico is the co- owner of go go crop said chuck brown's creation was not just about the beat and the music. >> all the bans come off his style. so we -- bands come off his style. so we here are just celebrating him as we would any other. he is our michael jackson basically. >> report
mentioned that john brown -- i know that several people -- i thought also mary ann chad carrie had supported him, but mammy pleasant also provided some funds. what other -- what role -- other roles did you see for her in this? >> well, first, it's logistical support. and so they provide them logistical support. they're looking to the grander plan. but as far as the officers and those in higher reasons delaney makes it very clear they're not going to support -- in the meeting with john brown. that's when john brown calls delaney a coward and delaney says, captain brown does not know the man of whom he speaks. there's no one in whose veins it flows less freely than me and it must not be said by anyone even john brown. with them, they provided logistical support for john brown and john brown had taken that on himself. so you would bring shields green, and others. you'd bring them in, they would work with him. but the organization itself like someone like mary ann shad carrie and the same with others in position they're in place to do something else in the strategic plan. >> but you don't -- wha
community. >>> chuck brown's family announces plans for d.c. to remember the godfather of go-go. >>> we'll tell you what new research suggests about c-sections and the potential impact on the weight of the child. >>> good evening. i'm jim vance. >> and i'm doreen gentzler. thank you for joining us for news 4 at 11:00. >>> several students got sick at the roslyn metro station. they were part of a 200 person tour group that had just finished a walking tour in d.c. they were on the metro heading toward arlington when several kids started feeling ill. three of them were taken to a hospital to get fluids. it appears they may have been overwhelmed by walking in the heat 37 temperatures made it into the 80s today. could be even hotter tomorrow. veronica's in for doug tonight. veronica? >> it will be plenty steamy this weekend. it certainly is going to feel like summer has arrived. as far as those storms out there this evening, once again they hit in the same locations just west of d.c. where some areas didn't get a drop. 69/100 of an inch of rain in warrenton. nokesville over an inch of rain.
the possibility of parole. he will be going to prison for the rest of his life. for the murder of trooper brown, who was killed in june of 2010. now there are a couple of other details that came out here as they were doing the sentencing. first of all, it came out that the reason that this man was thrown out of an appleby's in june of 2010 was because he had apparently urinated on another one of the customer there is and was being disruptive. well he was thrown out. today, we heard from trooper brown's -- partner, who said that when he came out of the bar, trooper brown decided that this man did not need to be arrested, but should be let go and given a second chance. and this is something that the prosecutor spoke about. that even after given a second chance, that the man came back and then shot and killed the trooper. and yes, now he will be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. prince george's state's attorney angela brooks spoke about the sentencing today and we also heard from his partner, carl peoples. this is the trooper who held trooper brown as he died. >> the trooper bro
parole for killing wesley brown. brown was shot and killed outside a foresthill restaurant in june of 2010. another man, at the milton, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years in jail for being an accessory to the murder. former federal aviation administration chief randy babbitt is scheduled to go on trial today on drunk driving charges of. he was arrested and charged in early december after police stopped him from going the wrong way in fairfax city. he resigned from his job shortly after his arrest. >> fuel services today for the church secretary who was fatally shot a week ago at a church in ellicott city. a homeless man who had received help at st. peter's episcopal church sean brenda brewington and the church pastor mary- marguerite kohn. any kill themself. the funeral is at 1:30 this afternoon at st. john's and ellicott city. >> president obama making history. >> the announced his support for same-sex marriage in an abc news exclusive. he has become the first sitting president to ever do so. >> in an exclusive interview with abc news, president obama made history, be
with making a false statement. it involves the candidate who verbally abused during the debates. brown started telling reporters that howard brooks paid him to be on the attack. this comes one day after thomas gore, in another of his campaign aides, pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice for destroying a notebook of payments made to brown. mayor gray, it is a rough welcome home with a residence looking at his man howard brooks who is in trouble. >> he is covering up for the mir. i think so. i think the mayor is involved. >> howard brooks is expected to plead guilty for lying to the fbi. it is believed to be brooks who wore a wire and trapped thomas gore who pleaded guilty yesterday. in the past gray said he did not know anything about it. today he said he would not comment. brown issued a statement saying mayor barry should resign immediately if not sooner. >> thank you. we have more on this story. we will keep you updated on the latest scandal on our web site wjla.com. >> a nationally recognized tae kwan doe instructor is charged. he runs a martial arts school. a former student accused him
brown to keep brown in the race so -- sulaimon brown to keep brown in the race so he could attack mayor incumbent adrian fenty. brooks is the second gray staffer to plead guilty to federal charges. earlier today here's what his lawyer glenn ivey had to say about all this. >> i think he hit the point where he realized that it was time to accept responsibility for what he'd done. he realized he'd made a very serious mistake in the way he'd gone about handling this initially. he wanted to get it back on the right track. today was the first step in that direction. >> reporter: part of the plea agreement here for brooks, his guilty plea would give him between zero to six months in prison or he can simply get probation. of course, he hasn't been sentenced yet. that's to happen later in the coming months. back to you. >> another hot and humid day has more storms popping up all over the d.c. region. topper is tracking them now. who's in the bull's eye? >> west and southwest of town, not as numerous as yesterday and no warnings, but they are still capable of producing very heavy rain. let's loo
, washington. it's tuesday, may 29. i am steve chenevey. >> i am pamela brown. thanks for waking up with us. we begin with traffic and weather. lisa baden in a moment. but we start with meteorologist adam caskey. >> 4:30 on this tuesday. back to work and back to school. more heat and humidity. high temperatures near 90 yesterday. that was the first day with 90 degrees at reagan national. 76 degrees in arlington this morning, 70 in hamilton. montgomery village 73. we are starting the day in the '70s and we have humidity. highs near 90. widespread thundershowers expected this afternoon and evening with locally heavy rainfall. there's a lot of moisture in the air to be squeezed out. the thundershowers should linger into tomorrow morning. gradually becoming less humid on wednesday. noticeably less humid by thursday and friday. now to lisa. >> it was all happening. 50 across the bay bridge. a picture of the aftermath. things are beautiful right now. just a couple of cars coming from the westbound direction off the eastern shore heading towards annapolis. going down nicely. where is happening is the
and gave it to then mayoral candidate suleman brown. they say the plan was to pay brown to stay in the race and verbally attack then mayor adrian fenty. prosecutors say gore would take out money orders. then brooks would put false names on them and hand them over to sulaimon brown. the money orders had a total value of more than $2,000. brooks said he had been instructed to give the money to brown, but it's unclear who instructed him to do so. his attorney, former prince george's county state's attorney glenn ivey, says brooks regrets what he did. >> he realized it was time to accept responsibility for what he'd done. he realized he'd made a very serious mistake in the way he'd gone about handling this initially and he wanted to get it back on the right track. >> u.s. attorney ronald machen wouldn't say if anyone else is involved, only that the investigation continues and that it is important the truth come out. >> the underlying charges go to the very heart of our electoral system. we need to have a fair and honest system of elections and obviously mr. brooks along with others violated tha
contributions to mayoral candidate sulaiman brown. he was also charged with destroying a spiral notebook with records of those payments to brown. brown, who fell out with the mayor after gray fired him from a city job said that during the campaign gray staffers paid him to heckle the adrian fenty during candidate debates. >> he promised me the job. >> thomas gore pay brown at least $535 in money orders. gore is a longtime friend of mayor gray and worked on several of his previous campaigns. mayor gray, away at a convention in las vegas, told reporters he had no comment on the charges. is lawyers said the same. but after seeing one d.c. councilman recently sent to prison and com d.c. residents had this to say. a over 50 years i have not seen one that was honest. >> the government needs to be professionalized and if it takes a prosecution to do it, so be it. >> thomas gore faces several years in prison due to the charges. if he pleads guilty this morning, which we are expecting that he will, the federal government will most likely give him a lesser prison sentence. it is scheduled to be in
for the late go-go legend, chuck brown. ♪ [ male announcer ] virtual wallet can help you be that person who's good with money. see what's free to spend. move money with a slide. save with a shake. feel good about your decisions. [ clang ] my house is where plants came to die. ♪ but, it turns out all i was missing was miracle-gro potting mix. it's got what a plant needs. even plant food that feeds them for up to 6 months. you get bigger, more beautiful plants. guaranteed. who's got two green thumbs thanks to miracle-gro? uh, this gal. boom! everyone grows with miracle-gro. >>> tonight, we are still awaiting word on the funeral arrangements for the godfather of go-go, chuck brown. there are tributes being planned to the music legend. chuck brown's band announced it will perform at the capital barbecue battle on saturday night, june 23. brown and his band had been booked to headline the concert as they had for many years. this weekend, dj will perform a tribute on saturday night at the lounge and a tribute at the velvet lounge. >>> we would like to take a minute to say thanks to all of you w
. >> the public gets a chance to say goodbye this week to d.c. musical legend chuck brown. today a public hearing for the "godfather of go-go will be held at the howard theater in d.c. jummy olabanji is live in northwest with a look ahead. >> good morning. we are outside the howard theatre. even at this early morning hours, preparations are underway. you can see crews are putting up several dozen of those steel grates that will be the line for people waiting to see chuck brown. he died last week after suffering from pneumonia. he was 75 years old. the public viewing will take place today at the howard theatre beginning at 11:00 this morning. that will go until 10:00 tonight. everyone is invited. members of his family will be here as well as his band mates. and city dignitaries including d.c. mayor vincent gray. on thursday, that's when there will be a public memorial service. that will be held at the d.c. convention center from noon until 3:00. that is expected to be a heavily attended event as well. just a reminder for anyone wanting to come out, here this out d.c. police have this area blocked
his name is jayvon brown. he was last seen yesterday afternoon in the 1300 block of columbia road in northwest. news4's derek ward joins us live with more on the search. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we want to show you this picture again. we'll have even a better version of that for you again. the key is to get this young man's face out here as much as possible in hopes of finding him very soon. we want to show you the scene earlier this morning. police were out with dogs and remain in this neighborhood now searching. and i can tell you, you can't imagine a family's grief or just worry at not being able to find this young man. family members and friends have been out on their own doing a search. neighbors, family members walking the streets in hopes of finding young jayvon brown. he was last seen in this area of the 1300 block of columbia road at 11:00 yesterday afternoon. his family says it is not like him to go beyond the block. he usually hangs around here and plays with his friends. you can imagine the distress that they're feeling as we hear from young jayvons gra
tomorrow for go go legend chuck brown. the event set for noon at the washington convention center. the mayor gray says the flags will be lowered to half staff throughout the describe and bruce john -- district and bruce johnson reports on the memorial unlike any the city has ever seen. ♪ >> reporter: the entertainment. he's the one of the artists preparing to salute go go legend chuck brown tomorrow. ♪ >> i've managed and developed groups such as raheem dine, tank, i've worked with tires, dru hill, puff any. >> reporter: more than 10,000 people stood in line for the viewing yesterday at the howard theater and one government source today predicted up to 15,000 could turn out for the funeral at the convention center for chuck brown. >> you had louis armstrong and jazz. you have bob marley who develops a genre and transcends that. now you have chuck brown who develops a genre and transcends that. >> reporter: wayne bruce's music director for tomorrow's funeral paying homage to chuck brown will be a host of local stars like sugar bear, donny simpson and huggy lowdown. the chuck br
of chuck brown have finalized the memorial plans for next week for the late go-go star. those memorial plans include the newly refurbished theatre here in northwest d.c., appropriately enough where brown was a regular. he scheduled a performance here for next month. pretty much all day on may 29, there will be a public viewing here at the howard theater from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. then that thursday, may 31 there will be a public memorial service just on the street at the convention center from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. there will be road closures and thousands of people are expected to come out on both days to pay their respects. the city is strongly encouraging public transportation. this man, known as the godfather of go-go passed away at the age of 75 after being hospitalized for pneumonia. he was still active in his late years. forced to cancel several shows earlier this year due to his bed health. he received a grammy nomination two years ago. a section of seventh street next to the howard theatre was renamed and chuck brown way back in 2009. the family of chuck brown is as
on illegal campaign contributions. according to court papers, they thought brown was doing a good job pestering the mayor so he provided campaign money to keep brown's campaign alive. after the election when brown started talking to the media gore said he shredded records of payments to brown. he was apparently caught in the lie when he met september 22 with a person who was another staffer presumably wired it. >> criticized his family, just had nothing to do with the campaign or the policies of the city. it was all about personally attacking somebody. >> this may be just the beginning. >> i believe the government will charge additional people. whether i represent them or not i do not know. >> so the big question is did this go on with mayor great's knowledge. if it did, is he in big trouble? it is scheduled -- he is scheduled to return to the city late tonight. >> thank you very much. police have made an arrest in the murder of a local rapper. dennis was arrested and charged. he was shot and killed during a drug transaction near his apartment in silver spring. he was arrested yesterd
gray's campaign to sulaimon brown's campaign just so he would continue to go up against mayor adrian fenty and say nasty things about him. now howard brooks today was a consultant for mayor vincent gray's campaign and today he said that he lied to federal agents as they investigated this bizarre question of these money orders being passed. the only thing he admitted to -- the only thing he pleaded to was lying, but he admitted to a whole lot of other wrongdoing, thousands of thousands of dollars worth of money orders that he collected apparently from mayor gray's campaign and passed off to brown writing other people's names on it, which is illegal in the city. that's hiding the source of a campaign contribution. we had a chance to talk to howard brooks' lawyer today. we spoke to him a few minutes ago. here's what he had to say about how he's doing. >> it's obviously a cuff day, but i think he handled it extremely well. i think his demeanor in front of the court reflected his regret and there's contrition. you know, i hope that was conveyed accurately to the court today. >> re
will talk about chuck brown and a few minutes but in the meantime a program helping veterans out. a big ride from washington to virginia beach, a six-day trek memorial day challenge. it is not just a one-time event but part of an ongoing effort that helps keep veterans and engaged with hearing -- healing and rehabilitation. the district gears up to remember chuck brown at the howard theater in northwest washington, starts at 11:00 a.m. in the morning and goes until 10:00 at night and then and memorial service at the washington convention center thursday from noon until 3:00 p.m. chuck brown died may 16 at the age of 75. a near tragedy in the skies for an 80-year-old woman on her first skydive. something went terribly wrong from the minute the woman jumped from the airplane. fortunately she is alive and talking about the ordeal. you can see her out of her harness. it was all caught on video. dan harris has the story. >> it starts out as a charming little tale about an 80-year old celebrating her birthday with her inaugural skydive. >> i just turned 80. >> happy birthday. >> but when they wer
maryland state trooper wesley brown. trooper brown was killed outside a forestville, maryland restaurant in 2010. williams could get life in prison. >>> the washington national cathedral is going to dedicate its carving of rosa park. it joins other carvings honoring those who fought for social justice. the dedication will take place with a choral concert at 5:30. >>> radio station wpgc is calling for a prayer today for chuck brown. the d.c. go go music legend is fighting pneumonia. the station is asking people to say a prayer at noon for brown's recovery. >>> according to one report, president obama had planned to announce his support for same- sex marriage before the democratic national convention this summer. >> but political reports vice president joe biden's announcement sunday that he supports same-sex marriage forced the president's hand. either way president obama's announcement is what people are talking about this morning. >> delia goncalves is live outside the white house with more on the story. good morning, delia. >> reporter: good morning, mike. a lot of analysts in fact say
suleman brown. brown was a minor mayoral candidate who claims that gray's campaign paid him to attack then-mayor adrian fenty. according to court documents, brooks and two aides funneled at least $2,800 it brown. >>> millions of future college students will have to wait until next month to find out if the rate on student loans will double. the senate rejected legislation yesterday that would keep the interest rate on millions of student loans at 3.4%. if no deal is. >> reporter: rea-- is reached b july 1, it will double. lawmaker are dedicateded to keeping the rate where it is. they can't agree on how to pay for it. >>> they call it a demonstration, not a parade. each memorial day weekend rolling thunder rides through the capital to to see show support for the military family. on sunday, the group will gather at the north pentagon parking lot. at unanimous the group will ride to the vietnam veterans memorial. the ride is followed by a gathering in front of the lincoln memorial. motorists should be prepared for rolling street closures on sunday. >>> next week will be your opportunity to say
brown had been missing since midday yesterday. it turns out he was with a neighbor, but now she could face charges. >> it was an alarming 24 hours for the family of jayvon brown. he was last seen in the playground in front of his home sunday morning. he was playing alone and his mother says that she is not sure when he was abducted. today, tears of anguish have turned to tears of joy. police and security surrounded the apartment complex all morning, where the little boy lives with his mother. detectives interviewed relatives as well. surveillance cameras captured images of the boy leaving with the girl known as the woman's -- as the boys nanny. police received a tip and the woman described as having a mohawk for a hairstyle. criminal charges are pending as detectives questioned the woman. >> it is my nephew, and i love him. >> after a short phone conversation she cannot wait to see her nephew again. >> i said, do you know who this is? i said, this is your aunt. you could tell that he was smiling. >> d.c. police do not believe that he was harmed, but they did bring him immediately to c
of the campaign instructed staffers to keep brown's campaign and a tax alive with thousands of dollars of money orders and cash. in court howard brooks pleaded guilty to lying to the fbi when first questioned about the activity. the mayor's declining comment on any -- declined to count on any aspect of the case today. >> i remember on several occasions people were saying he must be getting paid for this. >> brown began making accusations that seemed to be proven true. the public is looking at the mayor. >> it is hard to believe that somehow the mayor is not aware of what was going on. >> i have been here for 20 years, and not much has changed. >> according to the hearing gray's people gave them as much as $15,000 at one time. once he forwarded a money order to buy cogeico. we would not be surprised to see somebody else coming down here soon and pleading guilty. sam ford, abc 7 news. >> you can read more about today's hearing and the other parts of the campaign scandal right now on wjla.com. >> another gaffe by city councilman marion barry. he said this during an apology. >> the irish, italian,
next at 5:00 a battle over a plan that would extend the bar hours in the . >> bobby brown sets the record straight today in an exclusive interview. why he says you can't blame him for the death of whitney houston. but first, here is doug. >>> and still watching a few d storms. mostly in through portions of northern virginia right now the strongest storm in through clark county and western loudoun county right along route 7. another just to the north of martinsburg and west virginia. >>> breaking news just into the news 4 newsroom. michael gardner has just been sentenced to 22 years in prison. the falls church political activist was convicted earlier today on three counts of molesting young girls at his daughter's slumber party. we'll have more tonight at 6:00. >>> d.c. bars will not be able to stay open any later. a council committee in d.c. defeated the measure to extend bar hours dealing a big setback to mayor gray and his budget plan. tom sherwood is in our newsroom with that story. >> the mayor wanted extra hours to raise more city tax revenue but the committee said no. the
to paying brown to heckle former mayor fenty, and then shredding evidence of the payments. and then another former aide was charged with lying about the payments. what are your reaction to the payments? >> it's another cloud over the gray administration. the continuing charges will have to wait and we'll see what happens next, but the pressure is increasing on mayor gray to say something, and he says he can't but people say he ought to break that rule and say something. critics say the mayor doesn't know what he is going on in the administration which reflects on what the critics say is incompetence. it's a no-win situation. but the thinking is, he really has to say something and clear the air. >> there is an old saying, the buck stops at the top. how far the buck will go we don't know. because this investigation is going on, and you know, we were told pretty much, or at least it was a public knowledge about five months ago that this investigation would really be heavy, and continue on, and that's exactly what is happening. it's going to -- nichols, i listened to last week on wpfw radio, he
of freedom. joining the president and first lady is mrs. rose marie saber brown, wife of the medal of honor winner. joining the vice-president of the united states, joe biden and r. joe biden is mrs. judanine sigen. in honor of american prisoners of war. joining for hon. leon panetta, secretary of defense, the sara frances chea, in honor of all those who remain unaccounted for it to whom we renew our commitment to the fullest possible accounting. joining the hon. can salazar, secretary of the interior, the brother and specialist of the u.s. army as they honor all who served. shinseki,n. directions at teric ons of frank meiry.neiry joining general rate or bnl, chief of staff united states army, genet early, wife of howard early in honor of every soldier who served. joining major-general timothy he and a thin, united states marine corps, carter krause, a mother of medal of honor recipient, bruce carter in honor of every marine who served. joining averell mark ferguson, vice chief of naval operations, stephanie low burke, these of petty officer richard hunt in honor of every sailor who served.
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farewell to the godfather of go go chuck brown. a public viewing for the d.c. music legend will take place tuesday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the hour theater on t street in northwest. then the community can attend a memorial thursday from noon to 3:00 at the washington convention center. bruce leshan has more about what you can expect if you plan to attend next week's chuck tribute. >> reporter: chuck brown used to play here at the howard theater on t street when it was a run down old dump back in the 1980s. ♪i feel like busting loose >> reporter: he was actually scheduled here for a homecoming concert in june. instead a full circle moment, his viewing here on tuesday about 11 hours. no photography allowed inside, no photography even allowed right now, but they did send us some pictures. very, very little parking in the neighborhood and so organizers are recommending that you take public transportation, the shaw howard university metro stop just within a few blocks. one of the really cool things about chuck brown was his ability to bring all kinds of different people together. he play
am steve chenevey. >> i am pamela brown. cynne simpson is on assignment. it's parts of northern virginia still under water. it's all because of a slow- moving storm that caused flash floods across the region overnight. manassas keeping a close eye on the water levels as they continue cleaning up after yesterday's direct hit. if we get more this morning from john gonzalez. >> the sights and sounds of a normally tranquil occoquan creek in prince william county is something residents have not seen in a long time. >> this is insane, the craziest i've ever seen it. barrels getting beat up down there. >> an overnight deluge raised the water level near the dam of dumphries road by six and a half feet forcing some evacuations. >> i've never seen it like this in 23 years. the rena and has fallen in the past 24 hours has overwhelmed waterways and created a ton of problems from road washouts to dozens of flooded streets. >> there's not much you can do. you just a with the vehicle and hope it stops somewhere. county fire and rescue crews pulled a dozen drivers out of harm's way. >> in just
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